Posts Tagged ‘Upper West Side in the 1980s’

What pizza place is Lou Reed posing beside?

June 2, 2010

The August 1984 edition of monthly downtown arts newspaper the East Village Eye featured a cover story on Lou Reed timed to the release of his New Sensations LP.

The article includes this photo of a cool-looking Reed taken in front of an anonymous pizza shop somewhere in New York City, with a great chalkboard menu beside him (“veal and peppers parm $4.75”).¬†

A very close look reveals a phone number under “Free Delivery.” And that number turns out to still belong to . . . Big Nick’s Burger and Pizza Joint at Broadway and 77th Street.